Apple tvOS 16 is out and it is managing to garner extremely positive reviews from every nook and corner of the globe. It’s been almost a month since the Cupertino-based tech-giant rolled out the much awaited tvOS 16 for Apple TV and it finds itself widely appreciated by the Apple loyalists as well as the tech pundits.
For the uninitiated, Apple churns out regular updates for its own tvOS meant for Apple TVs, much like the iPadOS (for iPads), macOS (for MacBooks and iMacs) or iOS (for iPhones). Two months back, it came up with the iPadOS 16 update, which made the experience even more seamless for the users, introducing an array of new features in the process.
And almost at the same time, iOS 16 also came into being. Meanwhile, you can have a look at the top iOS 16 features to see what’s in store.
The tvOS 16 by Apple comes as a follow up to them and in line with the new series of software updates for almost all of its smart devices – iPhones, iPads and nowApple TV.
But what makes this new tvOS update different? Let’s delve deeper to figure out all you need to know.
Apple tvOS 16: Unlock Happiness Galore
The latest tvOS update is a massive one, as it happens to bring an array of new features on the table. In a nutshell, it makes your television set much more than a mere TV and unravels an all-new user experience altogether.
To the much exhilaration of the tech savvy people, the tvOS 16 by Apple allows the Apple TV to unlock a whole new range of enhanced functions and ticks a host of important boxes in the process. The Apple TV 4K was already a gem of a device with monstrous performance and now it has become only better with the tvOS 16; probably better than ever.
Apple’s tvOS 16 has catapulted a significant upgrade. Let’s have a close look at some of the major changes resulted by this latest software update for the Apple TV.
Siri Voice Recognition (tvOS 16.2)
You can now seamlessly activate voice recognition for your Apple ID on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, to switch profiles or enjoy customized recommendations on Apple TV, thanks to Apple Siri. This allows you to talk to your Apple TV.
Support for new Home architecture (tvOS 16.2)
Simply upgrade the Home app on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac to iOS 16.2, iPadOS 16.2, or macOS 13.1 in order to have hassle-free control of connected devices in your home when you operate Apple TV as a home hub. There’s also the option to add a family member to Apple TV using the Home app.
iCloud Shared Photo Library (tvOS 16.1)
This is a fascinatingly beautiful facility to cherish shared memories together on a big screen. Courtesy of using the iCloud Shared Photo Library on an iPhone, iPad, or Mac, you can easily view photos and videos shared by your friends or family in the Photos app on Apple TV. Check for View iCloud Photos and Shared Photo Library on Apple TV.
iPhone support for Fitness+ (tvOS 16.1)
To the utter delight of fitness freaks, the new software update has an ace up its sleeve. Even if you don’t possess an Apple Watch, you can still use your iPhone to join Fitness+ workouts in the Fitness app on Apple TV. Look out for the Apple Fitness app at a glance.
SharePlay support for AirPlay (tvOS 16.1)
While using SharePlay, just opt for AirPlay to stream video to Apple TV from a Mac with macOS Ventura 13.0 or later. Go straight to Watch together using SharePlay on Apple TV.
Support for Multiple Language
You can now go on to add multiple languages to Apple TV, which enables you to quickly switch input languages while entering text using the onscreen keyboard, or change the display language in a hassle-free manner. Head towards Change the language or region format on Apple TV.
If you are a game nerd, it can’t get more exciting than this. Have an immersive gaming experience on Apple TV with support from a friend by collaborating two game controllers for use as a single player. Check Adjust game controller settings on Apple TV.
Support for Personalized Spatial Audio
Just go with your iPhone with iOS 16 or later in order to create a Spatial Audio profile that enhances sound on AirPods (3rd generation), AirPods Pro, or AirPods Max when you use them with Apple TV. Check out Access Spatial Audio and noise controls for AirPods on Apple TV 4K.
Activate My Sports in the Apple TV app to follow your favorite teams on Apple TV as well as across Apple News and other Apple apps on your Mac, iPhone, or iPad. Go to Sports in the Apple TV app.
Hover Text (accessibility feature)
Enable Hover Text to see an enlarged text box for any item you select on Apple TV. Just check Use Hover Text to see enlarged text for items you select on Apple TV.
The new software update tvOS 16 gives you an offer you can’t refuse. Download and install it to enjoy an experience like never before. We will get back to you with more exclusive follow ups on Apple’s upcoming software updates, across platforms and devices. Stay tuned!